Hello Indianapolis!


Two Aussies on a road trip across the heartland of America from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Chicago, Illinois. After departing Cincinnati in Ohio we headed for Indianapolis, Indiana a city I knew very little about apart from the Indy 500 car race. What a cool city it turned out to be with impressive and scenic sights to take in, many stately buildings and a vibe that was a lot of fun! This is Part 5 of a series of photos of that journey showing cityscapes, famous places and some Man vs. Food meals along the way (score update Man: 5 Food: 1)!

Indiana State Capitol
Indiana State Capitol
Indiana State Capitol
Indiana State Capitol
Scottish Rite Cathedral Indianapolis IA
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Court House Indianapolis
The Court House

One of the food specialities in Indianapolis is a jumbo pork tenderloin sandwich. A recommended place to try one was Edwards Drive-In. I ate mine with onion rings and washed it down with their homemade root beer. Delicious!

Edwards Drive In Indianapolis
Great food!
Pork Tenderloin Indianapolis Edwards Drive In
Pork Tenderloin
Edwards Drive-In Indianapolis Indiana
Edwards Drive-In

Downtown Indianapolis has many scenic places to checkout including the Riverwalk and many impressive monuments. Don’t miss the following (well you can’t really as they are massive!) – the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the middle of Monument Circle and the nearby War Memorial Plaza with the Indiana War Memorial being its centre piece. Check them out at night as they are all beautifully lit.

Indianapolis Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Indianapolis Riverwalk Indiana
The Riverwalk is very picturesque
Indianapolis Riverwalk
The Riverwalk makes a great escape from the city

Soldier & Sailor Monument Indianapolis
Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Soldiers & Sailors Monument Indianapolis IA
Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Soldiers & Sailors Monument Indianapolis
Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Indiana War Memorial
Indiana War Memorial
Indiana War Memorial
War Memorial Plaza & the Indiana War Memorial
War Memorial Plaza
War Memorial Plaza

If you do take a stroll along the Riverwalk be sure to pay your respects at the USS Indianapolis memorial. This ship was a US Navy Cruiser and was famous for two reasons. One was for delivering parts of the enriched uranium for the atomic bomb “Little Boy” that was later dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. The second was for the loss of the ship in a Japanese submarine attack on July 30th, 1945. The Navy did not know of the fate of the ship for three and a half days and the  loss of the ship is infamous as it was an absolute tragedy with the immediate loss of 300 out of the 1,196 crew upon sinking, then ultimately only 321 men ever came out of the ocean. The rest either died from dehydration, starvation, exposure, severe skin loss, suicide from being in a delirious state and even worse shark attack! It is said to be the most shark attacks on humans ever recorded!

USS Indianapolis Memorial Indiana
USS Indianapolis Memorial
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

Indianapolis is a great city and well worth visiting. There is a lot more happening there than just a car race!

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